On January 6, the \"strictest ever\" new energy efficiency standard for air conditioning - GB21455\" Room Air Conditioner Energy Efficiency Limits and Levels \"(hereinafter referred to as the \"New GB \")- was officially announced. For the air-conditioning industry, energy-efficiency standards to improve the harm, will end the low-quality and low-cost industry strange circle, but for air-conditioner manufacturers are happy, happy that companies can reasonably raise air-conditioning prices, worry that hoarding products need to be sold in the first half of the year, small and medium-sized enterprises are facing the risk of being shuffled.
The new GB will be the seventh release and revision since the first edition of the energy efficiency standard was issued in 1989, and is known as the most stringent energy efficiency standard so far, with its official implementation date of July 1.
The biggest change of the new national standard is that the energy efficiency evaluation methods of frequency conversion air conditioning and fixed speed air conditioning are all graded with more reasonable seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This solves the user in the choice of energy-saving air conditioning, because the energy efficiency level of different measures, and cannot accurately contrast the confusion.
Cheng Jianhong, a researcher at the China Institute of Standardization, predicts that after the implementation of the new standards, the energy efficiency will increase by 14% in 2020 and 30% by 2022, and the overall entry threshold of the air conditioning market in China will be increased by about 30% after 2022 through the adjustment of the market structure of frequency conversion and fixed frequency air conditioning. But this also means that the existing low-energy efficiency, high-power fixed-frequency air-conditioning and frequency conversion 3-level energy efficiency products are facing elimination.
As the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of refrigeration products, China's domestic air-conditioning production accounts for more than 80 percent of the world's output, and the main refrigeration products have energy-saving space of 30% to 50%. Among them, room air conditioning has become the focus of energy-saving policies because of its large output, wide usage and high daily utilization rate.
In fact, as early as 1989, China issued the first edition of the energy efficiency standard, after six issues and revisions, energy efficiency standards are constantly improving. The new standards are set in strict accordance with four principles: first, streamlining standards; secondly, moving standards to international leadership; thirdly, maintaining high-quality industrial development; and finally, responding effectively to global climate change.
Qiu Yuexing, vice president of China Institute of Standardization, said that the index of new standard level 1 energy efficiency standard has reached the international leading level;Level 3 required for energy efficiency access of variable frequency air conditioner is basically equivalent to that of EU, USA and other regions. The energy efficiency access index is increased by level 1 than the original standard, which is equivalent to Grade 2 of the original standard;Fixed frequency air conditioner energy efficiency access requirement 5, equivalent to the original energy efficiency standard level 1. Besides, an important change of this new standard is to combine the two standards of constant frequency air conditioner and variable frequency air conditioner in the market into one, and new products like heat pump are also included in the same evaluation system, which is only rated according to seasonal energy efficiency.
Which companies are most vulnerable? General ding, an economic observer, pointed out that the implementation of the new standards would make it difficult to sell the air-conditioner brands with large low-energy-air-conditioning stocks due to various reasons, and that the implementation of the new energy-efficiency standards would raise the technical threshold and increase the cost of products.
It is worth noting that after the introduction of the new GB, the most intuitive impact will be the rise in air conditioning prices. \"The energy efficiency standard of the new national standard requires a very high energy efficiency ratio of the product, and the cost of the manufacturer's production will be obviously increased, which will inevitably reflect the retail price of the terminal, so the average sales price of the air conditioning terminal will certainly rise to a certain extent. I expect at least a 10% increase, which increases the cost of buying for users.\" said Leung.
For consumers, the new energy efficiency national standard not only allows users to choose high energy efficiency products to rely on, but also to achieve power-saving effect. For example, the home has a ten-year-old air conditioning, replaced by the latest level 1 energy-efficient frequency conversion air conditioning, saving about 2 yuan a day, three years can save an air conditioning money.
Therefore, many consumers expressed their welcome to the new GB. Ms. Li, who lives in Beijing, told the Beijing Business Daily that air-conditioners cost the most in all household appliances, rising to 400 yuan a month in the summer, and that in the long run, the money saved from buying air-conditioners would end up spending on electricity bills. Mr Fan said that buying air-conditioners could not only depend on prices, energy efficiency, self-cleaning and intelligence must be considered.
But some consumers are reluctant to pay for the increased cost of air conditioning. \"All the air-conditioners use electricity and save less, and the dirtier the air-conditioners, the more power they consume, and the less sealed the heat, many of the factors are in it.
According to the Oviyun network data, in November 2019, the proportion of frequency conversion air conditioning offline market reached%, of which the first level of energy efficiency accounted for%, frequency conversion offline has become the mainstream. Visiting a number of home appliances stores in beijing, beijing's business newspaper reporters saw that few 3-stage energy-using air-conditioners were on sale, and shop assistants were pushing clean-colored one-stage-energy-using air-conditioners. At a store in the north third ring, an air-conditioning brand clerk said,\" now the physical store to consult consumers are mostly for high-end high-energy products, in the past no concept of energy efficiency, energy efficiency awareness has been gradually improving in the last two years.\"
For the new national standards, the major air-conditioning manufacturers have expressed a more positive attitude, and in the production schedule has been adjusted accordingly. \"In recent years, air conditioning enterprises have actively participated in the development of air conditioning energy efficiency standards, actively distributed and arranged R